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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What to Do on a Rainy Day

Pigeon Island point in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a verdant, tropical rainforest island.  We hail from a rainforest (though the Pacific Northwest is not tropical – part our inspiration for this journey!). Thus, we understand gorgeous green foliage wouldn’t flourish without rain, and, we are here in the rainy season.

Rain grayed out our ability to see the lush hillsides
Usually, when it rains here, it’s intense, but brief, and warm enough to dance in the rain.  Sometimes it lasts longer.  A solid day of rain at anchor provided the perfect impetus for organizing parts.  

We are incredibly grateful to Ned, Journey's prior
owner for setting us up well to have what we need
for repairs
We are blessed with a prior owner who kept lots of parts and spares.  You never know when something will require repairs, and odds are what’s needed is not cheaply available at a Home Depot a few minutes away.  However, having the parts and finding them when you need them, takes organizing.

In the few days since we did the organizing, it’s paid off several times, already.